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2004 Montreal Thoughts

RACE: Anything would have been a letdown after Denver, but Montreal was fun.

TRACK: The new promoter did a great job, but it would be pretty difficult to screw up Montreal.

JUNQUEIRA: It must be your birthday, Bruno, because that was quite a gift you received.

BOURDAIS: Technically, it was Allmendinger's fault. However, there are times when a driver has to swallow his pride, allow self preservation to take over, and let someone by.

ALLMENDINGER: That's what you call an action filled race for A.J.

OFFICIALS: Champ Car officials have gotten themselves backed into a corner. They wanted to crack down on blocking and rough driving. Good. However, by being extremely strict in that regard, they feel almost obligated to rule on every on track incident. It's becoming a vicious accelerated cycle that they can't find a way out of.

CARPENTIER: This time Patrick played his teammate, instead of the other way around.

DOMINGUEZ: This is going to sound really strange coming from us considering we mercilessly rode Mario during his rookie season. Dominguez is rapidly becoming our favorite driver with his aggressive style on the track and his attitude off the track.

TRACY: We thought your prodigy was immune from your chrome horn. Then again, we should have known better.

JOURDAIN: Nothing against the RuSport team, but it's obvious that Michel misses Team Rahal.

TAGLIANI: If it's not one thing, it's something else.

VASSER: Another quiet weekend.

MAZZACANE: First we questioned whether Gaston drove in F1. Then, we questioned whether he drove a racecar. Now, we wonder if he had even driven a car before.

HABERFELD: With a smooth track that must meet F1 standards, we're surprised Mario could not get the Reynard running faster. We bet he wishes he had Philippe's father.

WILSON: Surprisingly, seeing that Rookie of the Year title drift away.

SMITH: Ahh, Guy, we said it before. If you can't beat the 17-year-old driver that you replaced, well ... umm ... see Mazzacane...

PHILIPPE: "I've earned my spot in the Champ Car World Series." Yeah, but next time make sure your father also buys a new pit crew when he gets you a new car.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: McDonald's.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: The number of french fries consumed by Champ Car fans this weekend.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: During the CART era, nobody has won in Quebec more than once. Danny Sullivan, Johnny Rutherford, and Bobby Rahal won at Sanair (1984-86) and Dario Franchitti, Michel Jourdain, and now Bruno Junqueira won in Montreal.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: A.J. Allmendinger on losing the pole in the final seconds of qualifying, "Bourdais just plays with us until the last lap. He got me all excited and then he took it away."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Paul Newman on the McDonald's series sponsorship, "They will be fierce in both promotion and marketing. It's going to be a powerful influence on Champ Car."

SCHEDULE: Will Laguna Seca be another farewell to a long standing road course on the schedule? Once again, it's up to the fans to support the race, or they have nobody to blame.

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Junqueira 69
2. Carpentier 69
3. Dominguez 69
4. Tracy 69
5. Allmendinger(R) 69
6. Jourdain 69
7. Tagliani 69
8. Vasser 69
9. Servia 69
10. Gonzalez(R) 69
11. Lavin 69
12. Mazzacane(R) 67
13. Haberfeld 65
14. Wilson(R) 55
15. Bourdais 42
16. Smith(R) 27
17. Philippe(R) 21
18. Hunter-Reay 5

Time of Race
1:39:12.432

Winner's Speed
113.049 mph

Margin of Victory
6.382 sec.

Caution Flags
1 for 4 laps

Lead Changes
5 among 4 drivers

Lap Leaders
Sebastien Bourdais, Bruno Junqueira, A.J. Allmendinger, Mario Dominguez

Fastest Race Lap
Sebastien Bourdais

Most Positions Improved
Michel Jourdain

Friday Pole
Sebastien Bourdais

Saturday Pole
Sebastien Bourdais

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Bourdais 258
2. Junqueira 224
3. Tracy 203
4. Tagliani 181
  Carpentier 181
6. Dominguez 175
7. Allmendinger(R) 159
8. Hunter-Reay 147
9. Vasser 146
10. Servia 138
11. Jourdain 134
12. Wilson(R) 131
13. Haberfeld 120
14. Lavin 110
15. Gonzalez(R) 99
16. Mazzacane(R) 59
17. Philippe(R) 55
18. Sperafico(R) 47
19. Smith(R) 19
20. Gidley 15
21. Marques 6
 
 
2008 Thoughts
Long Beach

2007 Thoughts
Preseason Las Vegas Long Beach Houston
Portland Cleveland Mont Tremblant Toronto
Edmonton San Jose Road America Belgium
Holland Surfers Paradise Mexico City Postseason

2006 Thoughts
Preseason Long Beach Houston Monterrey
Milwaukee Portland Cleveland Toronto
Edmonton San Jose Denver Montreal
Road America Surfer's Paradise Mexico City Postseason

2005 Thoughts
Preseason Long Beach Monterrey Milwaukee
Portland Cleveland Toronto Edmonton
San Jose Denver Montreal Las Vegas
Surfer's Paradise Mexico City Postseason

2004 Thoughts
Preseason Long Beach Monterrey Milwaukee
Portland Cleveland Toronto Vancouver
Road America Denver Montreal Laguna Seca
Las Vegas Surfer's Paradise Mexico City Postseason

2003 Thoughts
Preseason St. Petersburg Monterrey Long Beach
Brands Hatch Germany Milwaukee Laguna Seca
Portland Cleveland Toronto Vancouver
Road America Mid-Ohio Montreal Denver
Miami Mexico City Surfer's Paradise Postseason

2002 Thoughts
Preseason Monterrey Long Beach Japan
Milwaukee Laguna Seca Portland Chicago
Toronto Cleveland Vancouver Mid-Ohio
Road America Montreal Denver
England Miami Surfer's Paradise
Fontana Mexico City Postseason

2001 Thoughts
Preseason Mexico Long Beach Nazareth
Japan Milwaukee Detroit Portland
Cleveland Toronto Michigan Chicago
Mid-Ohio Road America Vancouver German
England Houston Laguna Seca
Surfer's Paradise Fontana Postseason

2000 Thoughts
Preseason Miami Long Beach Brazil
Japan Nazareth Milwaukee Detroit
Portland Cleveland Toronto Michigan
Chicago Mid-Ohio Road America Vancouver
Laguna Seca Gateway USGP Houston
Surfer's Paradise Fontana Postseason

1999 Thoughts
Preseason Miami Japan Long Beach
Nazareth Brazil Gateway Milwaukee
Portland Cleveland Road America Toronto
U.S. 500 Detroit Mid-Ohio Chicago
Vancouver Laguna Seca Houston
Surfer's Paradise Fontana Postseason

1998 Thoughts
Preseason Miami Japan Long Beach
Nazareth Brazil Gateway Milwaukee
Detroit Portland Cleveland Toronto
U.S. 500 Mid-Ohio Road America Vancouver
Laguna Seca Houston Surfer's Paradise Fontana

1997 Thoughts
Miami Surfer's Paradise Long Beach Nazareth
Brazil Gateway Milwaukee Detroit
Portland Cleveland Toronto
U.S. 500 Mid-Ohio Road America
Vancouver Laguna Seca Fontana
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